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Joseph Heller


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PUBLISHED: 29th May 2017
ISBN: 9781784872786
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Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this darkly satirical book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.
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  • Paperback
    $12.54
PUBLISHED: 29th May 2017
ISBN: 9781784872786
ANNOTATION:
Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this darkly satirical book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.

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Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this darkly satirical book, the author takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work.

Publisher Description

Bob Slocum is anxious, bored and fearful of his job. So why is it he wants nothing more than the chance to speak at the next company convention? In this darkly satirical book, Joseph Heller takes us for a turn on the maddening hamster wheel of work. Heller's workplace is a cradle of paranoia, bravado and nauseating banter, forever shadowed by that perennial question, who's really running the show here? In Heller's hands, our daily grind has never seemed so absurd.Selected from the book Something Happened by Joseph HellerVINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series-Drinking by John CheeverSwimming by Roger DeakinLiberty by Virginia WoolfDeath by Julian Barnes

Author Biography

Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in the Second World War and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete and was first published in 1961. His second novel, Something Happened was published in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979 and Closing Time in 1994. He is also the author of the play We Bombed in New Haven.

Review

"It is splendidly put together and hypnotic to read. It is as clear and hard-edged as a cut diamond" -- Kurt Vonnegut New York Times "Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world's most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human... They look good and read well. That's win/win in our book." Stylist

Product Details

Author
Joseph Heller
Pages
96
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1784872784
ISBN-13
9781784872786
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Vintage Minis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Vintage Minis
Media
Book
Publication Date
2017-05-29